Arts / Culture & Shopping

Not only does San Diego have amazing views, but also world renown museums, intimate music venues and luxurious shopping centers.

BALBOA PARK

There's always something new in Balboa Park! The range of exhibitions, performances, events, films, dance, dining and horticulture is extraordinary. Your most difficult decision during your visit to the park could be deciding what to do.
Location: 1549 El Prado San Diego, California 92101
Phone: 619-239-0512

BELLYUP TAVERN

Belly Up brings the best in new, up-and-coming artists as well as established legends in genres ranging from alternative rock, indie rock, rock, reggae, and hip-hop to blues, folk, jazz, Latin & more!
Location: 143 S Cedros Ave Solana Beach, California 92075
Phone: 858-481-8140

CARLSBAD PREMIUM OUTLETS

Conveniently located right off the intersection of I-5 and Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad Premium Outlets is one of San Diego's premier shopping destinations. Shop more than 90 designer and name-brand outlet stores including Barneys New York Warehouse, Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, and more. Stroll through the center's beautiful courtyards with fountains and elegant Tuscan-style architecture. Area attractions include LEGOLAND California, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and the world-renowned Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. So from the entire team at Carlsbad Premium Outlets, we hope that you will visit us soon.
Location: 5620 Paseo del Norte, Suite 100 Carlsbad, California 92008
Phone: 760-804-9000

Providence Medical Center Amphitheater

The Providence Medical Center Amphitheater is an open-air venue in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Situated near the Kansas Speedway and Legends Shopping Mall, the amphitheater is one of the most popular summer outdoor concert venues in the area.

FASHION VALLEY MALL

Long known in San Diego for offering some of the best upscale shopping anywhere, Fashion Valley Mall is located in the heart of Mission Valley.
Location: 7007 Friars Rd San Diego, California 92108

HILLCREST

The Hillcrest area is a great place for shopping, dining and art house cinema

HORTON PLAZA

Located in the heart of downtown, Horton Plaza offers world-class shopping and a great choice of restaurants either on-site or nearby.

HOUSE OF BLUES SAN DIEGO

The House of Blues grew out of founder Isaac Tigrett's love for the unique American art form known as the "the Blues". Weaned on this music during his early childhood in Tennessee, one of Isaac's goals was to introduce the world to the music of the rural south, including the Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Jazz and Roots-based Rock & Roll. The very first House of Blues opened its doors in a converted historical house in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1992 and is home to live music, original folk art, and delta-inspired cuisine. The House of Blues is dedicated to educating and celebrating the history of Southern Culture and African American artistic contributions to music and art.
Location: 1055 Fifth Avenue San Diego, California 92101
Phone: 619-299-BLUE (2583)

HUMPHREYS CONCERT`S BY THE BAY

Humphreys Concerts by the Bay is located between Humphreys Restaurant and Humphreys Half Moon Inn. The 1,400 seat outdoor theatre, ideally situated on San Diego Bay, has been presenting a wide variety of major attractions since 1982. Generally running from April through October, Humphreys Concerts covers the total spectrum of entertainment from rock and jazz to comedy, blues, folk and international music.
Location: 2241 Shelter Island Drive San Diego, California 92106
Phone: 800-745-3000

LITTLE ITALY

Little Italys throughout the United States have symbolized the tremendous contributions Italians have made to this country. Unfortunately, many of these historically established business districts are disappearing before our eyes. These Little Italys are either declining due to growth of other adjacent ethnic neighborhoods or are a shadow of their former glory due to the dispersion of Italian families from these districts.

MARITIME MUSEUM

The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the worlds finest collections of historic ships, including the worlds oldest active ship Star of India. Our collection of ships and exhibits are available for daily public tours.
Location: 1492 North Harbor Drive San Diego, California 92101
Phone: 619-234-9153

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO

With two locations, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the regions foremost forum devoted to the exploration and presentation of the art of our time, presenting works across all media created since 1950. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego and in the coastal community of La Jolla, MCASD provides an unprecedented variety of exhibition spaces and experiences for the community, showcasing an internationally recognized collection and a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and public programs.
Phone: 858-454-3541

SAN DIEGO HISTORIC MISSIONS

Balboa Park is located just minutes from downtown San Diego. Admittance is free to the Park grounds, Botanical Building, outdoor gardens, and some attractions. Admission charges vary at the other cultural attractions; view prices by visiting the individual websites for the attractions of choice.

SPRECKELS PIPE ORGAN PAVILION

John D. and Adolph Spreckels donated the Spreckels Organ, one of the world's largest outdoor pipe organs, to the City of San Diego in 1914 for the Panama-California Exposition. This unique organ contains 4,725 pipes ranging in length from the size of a pencil to 32 feet and is housed in an ornate vaulted structure with highly embellished gables. Since 1917, San Diego has had a civic organist, who performs free weekly Sunday concerts.
Phone: 619-702-8138

THE CASBAH

Location: 2501 Kettner Blvd San Diego, California 92101
Phone: 619-232-HELL